Donald J. Gentile


Don Gentile is a litigator who represents commercial clients and individuals in state and federal courts across the country in a wide range of matters involving personal injury claims, real estate disputes, land use/permitting, and appeals. Don’s litigation experience allows him to approach each matter with the skills needed to attain great success for his clients. Further, Don advises his individual, business, and non-profit clients in various routine business legal matters while working to advance his client’s interests and avoid unnecessary risk.

Don’s practice includes extensive representation of businesses defending against liability claims arising in the context of tourism and travel. He handles general business litigation matters for commercial clients involving regulatory issues, insurance coverage and indemnification, and construction disputes. In addition, Don regularly appears before administrative agencies and boards representing developers and individuals in an array of real estate matters. These include applications for special permits and variances, zoning appeals under G.L. 40A, § 17 and the Boston Zoning Enabling Act, and wetlands permitting and appeals under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and local wetlands by-laws. Don’s practice also includes lawsuits concerning the sale of real estate including specific performance actions and cases involving adverse possession, easements, and other boundary disputes.

Elevated to Partner in 2019, Don joined Lawson & Weitzen in 2011.

Don is a Lynnfield resident and serves on the Lynnfield Conservation Commission.


"Critical Vendor Motions After Kmart", Co-Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference Materials, 2009

"Tax-Law – Railroads May Not Challenge a State’s Valuation Methodologies for Ad Valorum Tax Purposes Under the 4-R Act – CSX Transportation, Inc. v. State Board of Equalization", Suffolk University Law Review, 2008

"Securities Law – Primary-Violator Liability Under 10b-5 Applies to Outside Business Partners in Suits Brought by Shareholders – Simpson v. AOL Time Warner, Inc.", Suffolk University Law Review, 2007

Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2019

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Suffolk University Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 2008

Suffolk University, BS, BA, 2005

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts (state and federal)
New York

Boston Office: 617-439-4990